Sometimes, the best stories don’t take that long to write. Others take a little bit more time, because there’s just so much to talk about and even more to unravel. The story of the slave ship Clotilda is one of those that can’t be written in a few days. As a matter of fact, it’s taken 158 years to come to life, and it’s still not finished. It starts with people living a simple life in their own country, before being sold into slavery by rival tribes and forced to work for wealthy white men in a land far, far away.